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Oasis / June and July 2009 Massive shows

By on Thursday, 16th October 2008 at 5:29 pm

Oasis have announced a string of massive shows for next Summer.

Tickets for the shows go on sale next Friday, October 24th at 10am.

Saturday 6th June 2009 – Manchester Heaton Park
Sunday 7th June 2009 – Manchester Heaton Park
Wednesday 10th June 2009 – Sunderland Stadium Of Light
Friday 12th June 2009 – Cardiff Millennium Stadium
Wednesday 17th June 2009 – Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium
Saturday 20th June 2009 – Dublin Slane Castle
Saturday 11th July 2009 – London Wembley Stadium
Sunday 12th July 2009 – London Wembley Stadium


News : Noel Gallagher and his Top 10

By on Saturday, 6th September 2008 at 7:47 am

It’s only the 5th day of the month but I bet you music lovers, with your ears close to the ground, were already wondering where exactly the Gallegher brothers monthly druel was coming from?

Well its here!  In the form of a ‘Top 10 Greatest Bands’ list!  This month its brother Noel who has kindly listed for us, his opinion of the top 10 greatest bands of all time.

I hate to put a downer on things but hasn’t this list already been written…One Million times?

The list was found on the official Oasis blog, where Noel states, “This means the Top 10 bands of all time. No solo artists allowed. No female artists allowed. No collectives allowed (Public Enemy etc.).

I think we could have all guessed the first one:

1: The Beatles
2: The Rolling Stones
3: The Who
4: Sex Pistols
5: The Kinks
6: The La’s
7: Pink Floyd
8: The Bee Gees
9: The Specials
10: (Peter Green’s) Fleetwood Mac

Well there you have it, another version of the Top 10 greatest bands and I know what your thinking!  No Led Zeppelin!

You can read more exciting Oasis news here on there official Site!


Oasis / October and November UK Tour

By on Friday, 15th August 2008 at 9:32 am

Oasis have finally announced a string of dates for October and November around the UK and Northern Ireland.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, 20th August at 9am.

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th October – Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th October – Sheffield Arena
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th October – Birmingham NIA
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th October – London Wembley Arena
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st October – Bournemouth BIC
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th October – Cardiff International Arena
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November – Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th November – Glasgow SECC


Live review: Kooks at Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre

By on Sunday, 27th April 2008 at 10:46 pm

The Kooks, live at Swindon OasisThis review originally appeared on Hit40UK.

“Now, that’s why we played Swindon!” smirked Luke Pritchard of The Kooks as the band finished their smash-hit single “Naïve” midway through their set. He was having fun, and not afraid to show it as the Brighton four piece played the second night of their UK Tour.

Rewind two hours and Brighton co-residents The Rivers opened up the evening as the hoards of people piled into the gym of Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre for what felt like a special after-school treat. Quickly followed by the marvellous Kid Harpoon who bought their British-Decemberists sound to the masses, managing to turn a few sceptics into fans (though that may just be because of the lead singer, who looks distinctly like Mackenzie Crook from a distance!)

Whilst the support acts were good, there was no hiding who we were there for: the Kooks. Lights go down, the backdrop falls to the ground, and we have an empty stage, as a huge sign above the stage glows neon blue announcing “KOOKS”. Then, just as we though the screaming couldn’t get any louder, on swaggers Luke and co, plunging straight into their single “Always Where I Need To Be”. 3,000 people chanting the chorus of “Do do do dododo” is quite a sight to see, and came to be something we saw quite a lot of through the evening.

The first part of the set was mostly their new material, which whilst it received a good reception it was really the stuff from their first album we wanted to hear, and it showed. “We’re feeling a bit fragile, so be gentle!” commented Luke before they hurtled into “Eddies Gun”, though to be fair we’d never have guessed – their post-gig hangovers clearly not that bad on the second night of their tour. “Naïve” saw the first moment of everyone being word perfect, which showed the lads that their old material is still their best loved. All too soon it was time for them to go, soon to be replaced with a footie-style chant of “Kooks! Kooks! Kooks!”

Coming back on his own, Luke did two of the highlights of the night: acoustic versions of “Seaside” and “Jackie Big Tits”, which had us all wishing for savoured moments on Brighton Pier in the summer, and that special someone respectively. Finally, they closed with new song “Do You Wanna?” which saw things get a bit “hot ‘n’ cosy” as crowd surfers galore went over, Luke joined the crowd down the front and general last-song excitement.

Leaving the stage, we knew that Swindon had made its mark on the Kooks, and that they’ll be coming back for more.



By on Sunday, 22nd April 2007 at 10:08 pm

Switches album coverWhilst most Sunday papers today have nominated Arctic Monkey’s return album as their “album of the week”, this week my band of the week is Switches, who release their debut album, “Heart Turned To Dead” tomorrow. This Essex four piece offer something that we all love – memorable, catchy guitar pop, with no strings attached. No fancy gimmick, no extensive backstory. Just Switches: Good music.

As they say themselves on their myspace, they are “music to fall in love to, dance to, shake your head to, shake your feet to, make some toast to, count to two hundred and twenty two to, clap your hands to, snap your cards to, drink a drink to, pull a sickie to, get dressed to, get undressed to, snd a txt msg 2, make a friend to, travel to texas and drink beer to” – in other words, like Oasis before them, a working class, peoples band. Throwbacks to the 60s, updated and made a bit better, Switches are instantly memorable, with tunes like “Lay Down The Law” and “Drama Queen” being perfect summer festival songs – keep an eye out for them when your at Glastonbury or your local major festival.

I saw them support We Are Scientists back in february at the NME awards show at the Astoria. Though they had to come on at 7pm, they still managed to electrify the audience more than the other two supports, one of the few bands that have managed this at all the gigs I’ve been to.

Whilst they may not be the most innovative band, they make great songs for getting ready to go out, then going out on a saturday night. If you get a chance, stop by a show or get their new album from your local record store from tomorrow.

(please note: I wrote this of my own accord… I’ve just realise I glow a bit too much about them!!)


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